Angel & Justin
The Columbian Exchange refers to a period of cultural and biological exchanges between the New and Old Worlds. Exchanges of plants, animals, diseases and technology transformed European and Native American ways of life.
an economic and political system in which a country's trade and industry are controlled by private owners for profit, rather than by the state.
belief in the benefits of profitable trading; commercialism.
Why Is It Important To Know This?
SO WHAT? (Internet)
The internet allows us to meet new people, discover new things and order different items. People who use the internet can either become really smart or really "dumb". The things people see on the can influence them in good or bad ways, for example you could see someone being cyber bullied and you wouldn't do anything or you could be the people bullying but you might think its okay because it could be anonymous and no one would know it was you, or it could be positive and you could meet new friends and learn from different things on the internet.
SO WHAT? (Capitalism/Mercantilism)
They trade for different items from different places around the world so its cheaper ignoring how the people in those other places work environments are.
For example, now that little kids used to have very hard lives and worked in sweatshops we could do something about it and stop it from occurring. How to help : https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/
Also like how, inequality creates social division. Societies which are highly unequal create resentment and social division. how to help: http://www.economicshelp.org/blog/5002/economics/pros-and-cons-of-capitalism/